WETZLAR, Germany, and ISTANBUL, June 6, 2014 — Leica Microsystems has acquired its two distributors in Turkey and plans to absorb their employees. Mikro-Optik Tibbi Malzeme Ithalat Ihracat ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi distributes and services Leica surgical microscopes and has worked closely with Leica Microsystems since 1985. Gantenbein Ticaret Mürsel Gelincik ve Ortagi Adi Komandit Sirketi provides products and services for industry and the life sciences, and has been a distributor since 1952. "We see significant potential in the Turkish market. There is an increasing demand for our products and services from the medical community, as well as customers from industry and life science research," said Leica President Peter van den Broek. Hayk Celalyan, former owner of Mikro-Optik, will act as a consultant during the integration of the businesses. For more information, visit www.leica-microsystems.com.